Parsonage Parables

Be Grateful Today

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This past week, as we have gotten closer to Thanksgiving, there have been conversations about eating and favorites. Turkey, green-bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and pie are always high on my “looking forward to eating” list. When I think back to my childhood, our regular meals were pretty modest. Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I […]

July to Dec 2016

Weary and Burdened

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Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” This morning I received information that friends in Haiti are receiving torrential rains again. A student’s bed and clothes were soaked and roads were difficult to pass.  Dr. William is on his way with a medical team […]

April, May, June 2014

Missed Opportunities

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I was visiting a large city for a conference and decided to go out for a morning walk. A scruffy man was walking toward me and I forgot that I wasn’t in the Dakotas and gave him a cheery, “Good Morning!” He stopped and said, “Thank you and good morning to you.” I was feeling […]

Nov 2013

Here’s Why

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Again I had someone ask why I would work in Haiti when there are hungry people in the U.S.? Well, here’s why. First, we live in a country that has the ability but not the will to solve our own hunger issues.  Where $96 BILLION is allowed to go to Wall Street exec bonuses and […]